Police warn public to keep keys safe

POLICE WARNING Darlington Police are warning the public not to leave their keys close to doors and windows after a spate of vehicle thefts in the town. Officers recommend keys are kept out of reach of doors and windows as criminals have been known to access them through letter boxes.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS St Mark’s Church in Darlington will host their Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday December 22. Bible readings and carol singing will be followed by light refreshments.

BIG BAND The Alf Hind Big Band will perform at the Bondgate Methodist Church in Darlington on Saturday December 21. Big Band Christmas begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for a family. Contact mark@babymosquito.com for more details.

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6:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth says...

The problem here is not where people leave their keys. It's the inability of the police to catch the perps and the completely pathetic sentences that are handed out to those that are caught.

the onus needs to be shifted to the criminals - they need to be made absolutely certain of one thing - that they will do a mandatory 10 years if they are caught stealing from peoples houses.

For the record, If my front door is closed (and I don't mean locked either) I will leave my bloody keys where the hell I like.

I would have much preferred to see this article written and warning would-be burglars that they will do a 10 stretch when caught for theft from other peoples houses - and not about innocent people having to live behind closed, locked doors. It's a misguided, pathetic attempt by the Police and the judiciary to shift responsibility from the criminals to the victims. That's really going to sort out the state of the country isn't it!
The problem here is not where people leave their keys. It's the inability of the police to catch the perps and the completely pathetic sentences that are handed out to those that are caught. the onus needs to be shifted to the criminals - they need to be made absolutely certain of one thing - that they will do a mandatory 10 years if they are caught stealing from peoples houses. For the record, If my front door is closed (and I don't mean locked either) I will leave my bloody keys where the hell I like. I would have much preferred to see this article written and warning would-be burglars that they will do a 10 stretch when caught for theft from other peoples houses - and not about innocent people having to live behind closed, locked doors. It's a misguided, pathetic attempt by the Police and the judiciary to shift responsibility from the criminals to the victims. That's really going to sort out the state of the country isn't it! thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth

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